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Turkey told Beijing on Tuesday it was worried over reports Uighur people had been banned from worship and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
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India’s minister for women and child development, Maneka Gandhi, has grasped the third rail of Indian politics, launching a sectarian attack on Muslims and Christians for their treatment of cows.
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For the 29th year in a row, a Filipino penitent fulfilled his vow to be nailed on the cross on Good Friday. This year he was one of ten to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
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Changes in religious climate in Bangladesh have affected media freedom, and have challenged the secular principles the country was founded on.
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Reports that South Korea's constitutional court has overturned a law criminalizing adultery offer a teachable moment on headlines and the changing face of journalism.
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The author says there is no adequate Nepali translation of Hindu rituals and texts. So, the average Nepalese doesn't understand the prayers blessing them, nor even their own marriage vows.
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It was the largest gathering for a papal event anywhere in the world, surpassing the five million people who attended the mass officiated by Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995, officials said.
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Tensions around arranged marriage sometimes escalate to violence and even honor killings when family members – usually women – disobey traditional marriage customs.
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The Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s five national newspapers, ran a story this week that could serve as an example of how to report on religion for an audience unfamiliar with the topic.
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TMP contributors, readers and friends have submitted their nominations for top religion stories in their regions in the past year.
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